TIBCO NOW is coming up on November 3rd-5th, and we can’t wait. One of the best parts of TIBCO NOW, and any conference for that matter, is being able to hear from experts in your field. As part of an ongoing series, we’d like to tell you a little bit about the speakers you’ll be seeing at the event.
By the time he was 22 years old, Marc had released one of the most seminal pieces of software in the industry’s history—Mosaic, the world’s first widely used web browser. By 1994, he’d co-founded Netscape, the browser that served as many people’s first introduction to the Internet. At a time when companies like Microsoft were ignorant of the potential of the Internet, Marc was working on the world’s first great web browser.
By 1995, Netscape had gone public, and Marc was on the cover of TIME. Marc was an early advocate for the Internet, and chose to distribute his web browser for free, a standard which continues to this day. His achievements ushered in a new era in technology and kick-started the Internet age. The success of Netscape spawned many copy-cats, and eventually the company was sold to AOL in 1999, where Marc served as Chief Technology Officer.
After leaving AOL, Marc founded Loudcloud, a web hosting company that was eventually sold to Hewlett Packard for $1.6 million.
Since 2005, Marc has focused on investing in early-stage tech startups. Known as one of the Silicon Valley’s premiere angel investors, Marc was one of the earliest investors in Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. His venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, has been behind some of the largest deals in tech, including Skype’s sale to Microsoft for $8.5 billion in 2011.
Marc has proven himself several times over as a technology visionary. His reputation for founding, investing in, and guiding winning companies has won him countless awards and accolades.
To hear Marc’s thoughts on the state of enterprise technology and the nature of disruption, be sure to attend TIBCO NOW on November 3rd-5th.